Roanoke man dead after authorities say he fell into roadway

He was pronounced dead later that day

Roanoke Pedestrian Hit on Plantation Road
Roanoke Pedestrian Hit on Plantation Road


Authorities say a man is dead after he fell into the street and was hit by a car early Sunday morning.

According to Roanoke police, officers responded to the 3300 block of Plantation Road NE around 1:15 a.m. when they found 42-year-old Wayne Swain lying in the street with what looked like serious injuries. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 5 a.m. the same day.

Witnesses told officers that Swaine was at the back of a vehicle parked outside of a home in the area when he fell into the roadway and was hit by another vehicle. The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation, and that no arrests have been made.


An early-morning crash in Roanoke sent a pedestrian to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Roanoke Police.

According to police, the call came in around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officers say the driver stayed and the scene at the 3300 block of Plantation Road, near Webb Road. The driver cooperated and police do not believe there was any impairment.

The pedestrian was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

Officers are continuing to investigate.